Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat says he would be satisfied if the outfit could demonstrate "small signs of progress" at the start of the 2016 campaign.
Red Bull last year endured its worst season since it emerged as a Formula 1 front runner as initial deficiencies with its RB11 chassis were accentuated by performance and reliability issues with the Renault power unit.
Kvyat eventually placed seventh in the standings and collected his first podium in Hungary as Red Bull classified fourth overall and the Russian is confident of fighting higher up the grid in 2016.
"We aim to make steps forward and so as long as we see progress and make steps forward we'll be happy, but we will always aim high," Kvyat explained, as he prepares for his third season in the sport.
"We'll never be really happy until we're back on the top step of the podium but for now, let's start with small signs of progress.
"That would satisfy me for now."
Red Bull will continue to use Renault power in 2016 though the engines will be rebranded as Tag Heuer.